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Car Wash Operators Decry Activities Of Mining Expatriates On Osun Stream

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By Segun Ojo, Osogbo

Worried by the activities of mining expatriates at the Ohora stream in Ilesa East Local Government Area of Osun State, the Car Wash Association of Nigeria has called on the state government, Ilesa East Local Government as well as elders in Ijesaland to come to its aid as the stream which serves some its members has now been contaminated owing to the mining activity at the stream.

The association noted that the mining activities which started some weeks ago have started taking its toll on the income of its members.

Speaking with CityMirrorNews, the National President of the Association, Mallam Saubana Adebiyi said members of the association in the axis depend on the Ohora stream as source of water supply for their car wash business, stressing that the mining activity at the stream has started affecting members of the association.

Mallam Saubana, who was flanked by the state chairman of the association, Mr Adebayo Adelekun, hinted that majority of the members rely on the car wash business as their sole source of income calling on all concerned stakeholders to urgently take steps to mitigate the effect on members of the association.

Also speaking, a leader in the association, Mr Christopher Ogudu who corroborated the position of the National President said the mining activity has adversely affected members in the area and appealed to the government to look for ways to ameliorate the hardship on the affected members.

A visit CityMirrorNews to some of the car wash business outlets in the area however showed that members who do not have a short term alternative, make do with the contaminated water which according to them have reduced patronage.

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